Hypotears

Active Ingredient(s): Artificial Tears
Category: Vision / Eye Health



Hypotears Overview

Artificial tears are lubricant eye drops used to treat the dryness and irritation associated with deficient tear production in keratoconjunctivitis sicca (dry eyes).[1] They are also used to moisten contact lenses and in eye examinations. Artificial tears are available over-the-counter. Artificial tears are supplemented with other treatments in moderate to severe forms of dry eyes. Contents 1 Chemistry 2 Effects 3 Usage 3.1 Precautions 4 Adverse effects, interactions an...

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The reason Hypotears was discontinued.

Loved Hypotears and used for years. I recently found out that it contains BAK (Benzalkonium chloride) as a preservative which has shown to cause cellular deterioration of parts of the eye. I am pretty sure that this is the reason it was discontinued. It is very upsetting to know that BAK was never listed as an ingredient. ## Hello Russell, I'm not positive that is the reason that this particular brand of carboxymethylcellulose sodium has been discontinued as there are others that also contain benzalkonium chloride that are still available on the market. There has been a lot of speculation as to why the brand has been discontinued as the reason was never officially released. Some speculate that the preservatives were too harsh while others believe that the cost to manufacture had gon...

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Hypotears Discontinuation

The first hypothesis is that Hypotears was so good that the medical establishment forced somehow retailers and the pharmaceutical company to discontinue the product, and the second hypothesis is that the cost to make Hypo is so outrageous that the public won't be able to afford it out of their pocket. ## I have been buying HypoTears over the internet for awhile. Suddenly the price has quadrupled, leading me to conclude that it has been discontinued. How can I find out for sure? ## Hey guys, I just wanted to post an update to those of you who may be looking for HypoTears on the internet. Apparently some retailers do still carry it. Not sure what the original price tag was before it skyrocketed, but what I'm seeing are 1oz packages of HydroTears for $24.99 and $59.96 from two diff...

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hypotears shortage

Hello why is there a shortage of Hypotears? I've checked CVS online and they're out of stock. Please suggest another online retailer. Thanks. ## Hi Tonket, I'm not aware of a shortage, but I have heard on several accounts that Hypotears was eventually discontinued by a number of different retailers (including Walmart, CVS, etc). I haven't figured out the reasoning behind it being discontinued, but it appears that some internet shops (such as Amazon) still carry Hypotears made by Novartis. So that may be your next best bet for obtaining some before they run out of stock at some point. Do you know what makes these eye drops any different than other similar products on the market? ## Not sure why they discontinued. They were theconly drops that work for me ## Systane Ultra ...

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hypotears

I can't find hypo tears anywhere locally either. Does anyone know why this is happening? ## Hello, Chris! How are you? Have you found it, yet? I am seeing it listed as in stock from several online stores. What is your general location? There may be a shortage there or something.

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Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Artificial Tears
  • Drops: 0.1% + 0.8%, 0.4%, 0.5%, 1%, 1.4%, 2.5%
  • Gel: 0.3%
  • Oil: 1% + 4.5%
  • Ointment, 12% + 88%, 15% + 83%, 2% + 15% + 83%, 2% + 5% + 83%, 42.5% + 56.8%, 42.5% + 57.3%
  • Solution, 0.1% + 0.3%, 0.2% + 0.2% + 1%, 0.25%, 0.3%, 0.3% + 1.0%, 0.4%, 0.4% + 0.3%, 0.5%, 1%, 1% + 1%, 1.4%, 2.5%
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Hypotears: (1 result)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0078-0519 Hypotears Ophthalmic Solution/ Drops by Novartis Pharmaceutical Corporation

Other drugs which contain Artificial Tears or a similar ingredient: (8 results)

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Hypotears Discontinuation
The first hypothesis is that Hypotears was so good that the medical establishment forced somehow retailers and the pharm... 9 replies
hypotears shortage
Hello why is there a shortage of Hypotears? I've checked CVS online and they're out of stock. Please suggest ano... 4 replies
hypotears
I can't find hypo tears anywhere locally either. Does anyone know why this is happening? ## Hello, Chris! How are yo... 1 reply
The reason Hypotears was discontinued.
Loved Hypotears and used for years. I recently found out that it contains BAK (Benzalkonium chloride) as a preservative ... 1 reply






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